CONQUER YOUR KNEE PAIN SEMINAR
April 18 and May 3 at 6:00 p.m.
Des Peres Hospital
If knee pain and chronic stiffness is keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, you owe it to yourself to learn more about non-surgical and surgical options for treatment. Join us for an upcoming seminars on April 18 at 6:00 p.m. with Corey Solman, MD and May 3 at 6:00 p.m. with Scott Zehnder, MD. Please RSVP to 877-228-3638.
Simone Valle, firstname.lastname@example.org, Des Peres Hospital (Tenet Healthcare), 314-966-9695,
ST. LOUIS HELP MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DONATION DRIVE
May 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
St. Louis HELP Medical Equipment Donation Drive on May 6, 2017. St. Louis HELP is hosting another medical equipment donation drive at 14 area-wide Walgreens. The event is on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. St. Louis HELP, a non-profit organization, loans the donated home medical items to anyone in need, at no cost or fee. We accept tax-deductible donations of manual and power wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, shower chairs, canes/crutches/walkers, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, folding ramps. See www.stlhelp.org for Walgreens locations. 314-567-4700.
Elizabeth Cannon, email@example.com, St. Louis HELP, 314-567-4700, www.stlhelp.org
SWING INTO SPRING EVENT
May 18 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hall of Fame Club and Museum at Cardinals Nation Restaurant
Memory Care Home Solutions is preparing for its 6th annual “Swing into Spring” event Thursday, May 18th. This year MCHS is excited to see how their venue change is received. The MCHS advancement team has decided to shake things up by hosting this year’s event at the Hall of Fame Club and Museum at Cardinals Nation Restaurant. Even though MCHS is staying faithful to the Cardinals this will be a big scenery change for the non-profit. “After five years the event has grown a great deal. I think this subtle change will continue the growth of this event,” said Erin Kelly MCHS Director of Advancement. The event will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $35 until April 21, and $45 after April 22. Tickets for guests under 21 are $25. Tickets can be purchased via phone at 314-645-6247, via web at www.memorycarehs.org under the “News and Events” tab, or at the door. All proceeds go to program operations.
Nick Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org, Memory Care Home Solutions, 314-645-6247, http://memorycarehs.org/news-events/2016-events/
NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY
May 24 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Riverchase of Fenton
Come celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day at RiverChase. The common goal for this day is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. This fair will connect you with non-profit organizations, agencies and businesses with the info, services, opportunities and products that seniors want/need. This event is free and open to the public. Seniors 50+ Highlights: Complimentary breakfast items while supplies last. Basket raffle and free giveaways.
Angie Meyer, email@example.com, RiverChase - City of Fenton, 636-343-0067, https://www.facebook.com/events/1738968606394174/
ST LOUIS SENIOR OLYMPICS
May 25 to 30
Calling all athletes and volunteers. Senior Olympics is signing up sportsmen and women, at least 50 or more. The St. Louis Senior Olympics, the regional competition for athletes aged 50 and older, is actively seeking applications for athletes to participate in more than 90 individual and team events over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 to 30, 2017. From basketball to bocce; soccer, softball and shuffleboard; to tap dancing, tennis and track, the Senior Olympics engage more than 1,100 athletes and hundreds of volunteers at more than a dozen different venues across the St. Louis area. The events are open to everyone. Athletes must be at least 50 years old, but there is no maximum age. We have volunteer opportunities for all ages. We have recognition, camaraderie and enduring friendships, all built around the spirit of this great event. Registration packets will be available March 15th and the registration deadline is May 8th. You can take advantage of the “Early Bird Special” if you register by April 17th. The packets include registration for athletes and volunteers. If you have any questions please contact Justin Bange at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-442-3216. We look forward to seeing you at the St. Louis Senior Olympics.
Justin Bange, email@example.com, Jewish Center of St. Louis, 314-442-3216, www.stlouisseniorolympics.org
TOUR DE WELLNESS RECREATION CYCLING EVENT
The Tour de Wellness is a recreational cycling event that takes place in west St. Louis County to celebrate healthy living and raise awareness on the increased risks of a sedentary lifestyle. Riders of all levels are welcome to enjoy beginner, intermediate and advanced routes. Proceeds from the event support wellness screenings and educational health programs that touch the lives of more than 40,000 St. Louis community members a year. Event participants enjoy lunch, music and admission to the wellness expo which includes screening and health information from St. Luke’s Hospital healthcare professionals. All Cyclists are welcome. St. Luke's Tour de Wellness is an event for all ages and levels of cyclists, from the novice rider to the advanced tri-athlete. The ride is intended to unite cyclists by collectively spending a Sunday morning exercising and raising money for health and wellness initiatives. Tour de Worth It, ride benefits: rest-stops along the course are stocked with drinks and snacks, post-ride celebration food, music, and interactive booths, complimentary health and wellness screenings, support and gear assistance throughout the course, official Tour de Wellness T-shirt and event bag, complimentary lunch and post-ride massage. Join us on Sunday, June 11 at Chesterfield Amphitheater.
Lisa Eckert, firstname.lastname@example.org, St. Luke's Hospital, 314-576-2377, http://www.stlukestourdewellness.com/
TRAIL MIX CHALLENGE
August 19 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Fabick Nature Preserve
Fenton Trail Mix Challenge: Saturday, August 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Come tackle this 2 mile course at Fabick Nature Preserve, sponsored by Commerce Bank. This course may sound easy at first, but with the steep hilly terrain, wooded trails, and of course the obstacles set up along the way, this run will "Challenge" even the best of runners. Top 3 male and female finishers will be announced. Ages 12 and older will be allowed to participate.
Angie Meyer, email@example.com, RiverChase - City of Fenton, 636-343-0067, https://www.facebook.com/events/797138193775144/
BETTER HEARING AND SPEECH MONTH
Throughout the month of April
Sound Health Services
In honor of May being Better Hearing & Speech month, we will be visiting local businesses and conducting complimentary hearing screenings thru out the month of April. Please call 314-722-4532 for different area locations and times.
Susan Schaffer, firstname.lastname@example.org, Sound Health Services, 314-722-4532, www.soundhealthservices.com
FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS
Mondays - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
You are invited to participate in a weekly free wellness screening. Screenings for individuals over 55 include: blood pressure readings, weight check, blood sugar readings, as well as prayer and spiritual support by a Lutheran Senior Services Parish Nurse. Every reading is taken by a Wellness Kiosk with print outs available to take to your doctor. Don't miss this free resource today. Hylton Point Apartments, 933 Belt Ave, St. Louis, Mo 63112. Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call Savanna to make an appointment 314-367-7697.
Savanna Little, email@example.com, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-367-7697, www.lssliving.org
FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS
Tuesdays - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
LSS Rose Hill House
Take control of your health and take control of your life. Wellness Kiosks are specialized computers operated by our Parish Nurses. The kiosks measure blood pressure, weight and blood glucose levels. With our LSS Registered Parish Nurse on hand in the kiosk, you can stay on track with your health. This free service is now being offered at LSS Rose Hill House, Affordable Housing for seniors, every Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located at 225 West Rose Hill Avenue in the beautiful heart of Kirkwood, MO. Call 314-822-4928 for your appointment today.
Vanessa Fakes, firstname.lastname@example.org, LSS Rose Hill House I & II, 314-822-4928, www.lssliving.org
FREE HEALTH SCREENING
Wednesdays - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Village at Mackenzie Place
Free Health Screening with a Parish Nurse. Insurance information not needed. Measure your blood pressure, weight, blood sugar levels, and pulse. This free service is offered at Lutheran Senior Services at The Village at Mackenzie Place, 8520 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123. Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 314-884-7909.
Melita Hodzic, email@example.com, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-884-7909
FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS
Thursdays - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hilltop Manor, a Lutheran Senior Services senior community is offering free wellness screenings with a Parish Nurse. Screenings include blood pressure readings, blood sugar screenings, and pulse and weight checks for all seniors 55+. A Parish Nurse is also available for prayer, spiritual support and resources. Many who are already taking advantage of this program are aware of the positive benefits it brings to their health. Please pass this on to any family or church members, friends or home health aides that may be interested. Call Michelle Herrick, Service Coordinator, for your appointment. Every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 636-938-6442, 11 Hilltop Village Center Drive Eureka, MO 63025.
Michelle Herrick, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lutheran Senior Services, 636-938-6442, www.lssliving.org
GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT CLINIC
First Thursday of the Month
Health Resource Center
Saint Louis University’s Health Resource Center and the Geriatric Education Center (GEC) are offering a free comprehensive geriatric assessment clinic for people 65 years of age or older, on the first Thursday of every month at the Health Resource Center located at 1408 N. Kingshighway Blvd #213, St. Louis, MO, 63113. A comprehensive assessment is more extensive than a screening appointment. The appointment is approximately two hours in length and includes assessments by medical, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and nutrition and social work professionals. To schedule an appointment please contact the SLU Geriatrics Division Office at 314-977-8462.
Kathy Leonard, email@example.com, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, 314-977-8848, www.aging.slu.edu
On Friday, March 24, 2017, Debbie Kricenski from the St. Louis County Problem Properties Unit, Department of Public Works, spoke to an audience of 200 at CenterPointe Hospital on the topic, “Addressing Hoarding Issues.” Ms. Kricenski’s presentation addressed some of the underlying psychological issues in hoarding behavior such as obsessive depression disorder, depression, grief, loss and trauma, as well as and emphasized the need for a sensitive, empathetic approach when working with individuals with hoarding tendencies. CenterPointe Hospital is a private, psychiatric hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adults, senior adults and adolescents in the metropolitan St. Louis area and throughout the country. Inpatient and outpatient treatment services are available at the St. Charles facility, and outpatient services are provided at several locations throughout the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area and Central Missouri. CenterPointe provides the area’s only private residential center for addiction treatment, The Changing Pointe. For more information or to make a referral call: 800-345-5407 Toll Free or 636-477-2136.
Sheila Hunt, firstname.lastname@example.org, CenterPointe Hospital, 636-345-6150
IN-HOME AND CDS SERVICES
Healthline In-Home and CDS
Lacey Moore, email@example.com, Healthline In-home and CDS, 636-386-8323
Do you are someone you know have Medicaid that would like to remain in the comfort of their home but need help with daily living activities? If you answered yes, then contact us now for a free consultation Healthline In-Home and CDS, 636-386-8323. This is an alternative to going to a nursing home and allows for you to stay in your home where your heart and love is.